Yellowtail Dam Visitor Center

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, Near Fort Smith, Montana

Yellowtail Dam Visitor Center does not offer reservations through Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


The Yellowtail Dam Visitor Center is on the Fort Smith, MT District and is only open between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Construction of the Yellowtail Dam was completed by by the Bureau of Reclamation. This dam, named after the famous Crow chairman Robert Yellowtail, harnesses the waters of the Bighorn River and turns this variable stream into a magnificent lake. This visitor center offers a variety of displays focused on the building of the dam and the functions of the dam.

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